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Wittman, Case Introduce the BRAVE Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) announced the introduction of H.R. 5548, the Be Ready to Assist Veterans in Extremis Act (BRAVE Act) to create a notification system that can notify select veterans of counseling and mental health options in response to crises. The BRAVE Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a system ...

Wittman Saves Milford Haven

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MATHEWS COUNTY, VA – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the United States Coast Guard will continue to operate Coast Guard Station Milford Haven year-round, reversing their previous decision. Prior to this announcement, the Coast Guard had planned to suspend operations at Station Milford Haven during the “off-season” winter months. The Coast Guard reversing this decision follows mont...

Wittman Backs House Passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY 22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the next fiscal year and serves as the...

Wittman Votes For Fiscal Responsibility

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against raising the debt ceiling and the Democrats’ proposed Continuing Resolution (CR). Our national debt is currently over $28 trillion- roughly 125% of our GDP. Last year, the United States paid $376 billion in interest on this debt. Despite having passed a minibus earlier in the year, the House has not appropriated funding for our...

Wittman Tours Visiting Angels In-Home Care Facility to Examine Employment Crisis

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KILMARNOCK, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) toured Visiting Angels, an in-home health facility located in Kilmarnock, VA, to personally speak with those affected by the employment crisis. This crisis has caused a shortage of caregivers in Virginia. In the 7 counties supported by Visiting Angels (Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, Mathews, Gloucester, Richmond, Essex), 33% of the popu...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the August Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “Based on August’s dismal jobs report, our economic recovery is way off course. Month after month, our economy continues to disappoint expectations. And it just keeps getting worse. The August jobs report is the weakest jobs report of Joe Biden’s presidency. Despite 10.5 million job openings, 8.4 million Amer...

Wittman Backs National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee backed House Armed Services Committee advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY 22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Rob Wittman for the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces NDAA Mark

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Rob Wittman (VA-01) gave the following statement to open the subcommittee’s NDAA mark: “The Seapower and Projection Forces mark is a strong, bipartisan mark. Chairman Courtney has done a great job of advancing the interests of the Seapower and Projection Forces. “This Seapower mark, and as I review the c...

Wittman, Brown Introduce Pilot Program to Improve Military Tactical Vehicle Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R–Va.) introduced the 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell Safety in Armed Forces Equipment Act of 2021 to establish a pilot program that authorizes the use of data recorders, or “black boxes,” to improve the safety and effectiveness of military tactical vehicles. In 2019, lawmakers requested a study on non-combat deat...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman Following the United States’ Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “For twenty years, brave men and women rose to the occasion and volunteered to defend our nation, knowing full well their service may take them to the harsh mountains of Afghanistan. And for twenty years, their gallantry and valor held the Taliban at bay. The noble sacrifices made by so many over these last t...

Wittman Calls on Biden Administration to Reject, Extend Taliban Imposed Withdrawal Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter President Biden urging the United States to continue evacuating eligible individuals from Hamid Karzai International Airport past August 31st. With just 4 days remaining until the “clock runs out,” thousands of US citizens, Afghans who aided US forces, and their families remain stranded in Afghanistan. And just yesterday, it w...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the Suicide Bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to a suicide bombing that killed a number of U.S. service members and Afghan citizens at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday, August 26th: “Earlier today, the United States lost a number of our Marines who were serving in Afghanistan. For some, it is easy to view this solely as a sig...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on President Biden’s Withdrawal Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s planned adherence to the Taliban’s August 31st deadline for the United States to withdraw from Afghanistan: “Last week, Secretary of Defense Austin said the United States would rescue every citizen we can until ‘the clock runs out.’ What President Biden made clear yesterday is ...

Reps. Wittman, Brown Introduce the Just In Case Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R–Va.) and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) introduced the Just In Case Act (JICA). JICA would provide a permanent special emergency reimbursement authority to the Department of Defense, similar to that provided by Section 3610 of the CARES Act which allows contractors to be reimbursed if they are unable to work on-site during times of disaster. ...

Congressman Wittman Joins Effort to Replenish, Fix Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) announced he has joined the Entrepreneurs Need Timely Replenishment for Eating Establishments (ENTRÉE) Act as a cosponsor. The ENTRÉE Act, introduced by Republican Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), provides critically needed assistance to American restaurants working tirelessly to serve their e...